What's Happening

Your $15 entry ticket includes access to the festival at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds throughout the weekend. Browse local businesses in the marketplace, sip spirits and enjoy delicious BBQ. 

🥃 Everyone of age coming through the gate will receive a ticket good for a sample at the

Crater Lake Spirits Tent 🥃


$15 presale

$18 at the gate

Blazin' Spicy Wing Competition

Spicy Wing Competition Hosted by Wonderland Chicken Co. 

Saturday, June 3

Round 1, 2, 3 – 11:30am-2:30pm

Championship Round – 5:30-6:30pm

The heat that Wonderland Chicken Co has been known for, combined with the superior flavors of Sakari Farms hot sauces, will seriously challenge even the toughest of spice heads. Are you ready to play with the big kids? Time to bring on the heat!

The challenge is to be able to get through the intense heat and spice of the wings rather than the size and quantity. All contestants will start at a level 3 spice followed by level 5 and finally try to reach level 7 top 3 quickest finishers will advance to the final championship round.

Contestants will be provided 3 wings for each spice level as well as a glass of beer and milk. Reaching for either beverage counts as tapping out and you lose the round. Here’s the heat range that Wonderland Chicken Co does normally, so you see what your gettin’ into:

0-No Heat1-Mild (calm Jalapeno)
2-Medium (siracha level burn)
3-Hot (habanero heat level)
4-Fire (good head sweats)
5-Extreme (we don’t call it extreme to be cute)
6-Demon (do we need to put a warning in here?)
7-Calm Like a Bomb (don’t do it)


For the Whiskey Fanatics!

Learn from our Whiskey Aficionado

Stuart Ramsay

Friday, 5-7pm & Saturday, 3-5pm

Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, Ramsay currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Writer, brewer and public speaker, he is a leading expert on spirits and craft beer.

He was the American correspondent and contributing editor for Britain’s Whisky Magazine, craft beer columnist for the Portland Oregonian and editor-in-chief of Sláinte, the Journal of the Classic Malts Society.  Along the way, Ramsay was manager of North America’s first brewpub, created and managed the BridgePort Brewpub in Portland and conceived the original BridgePort Blue Heron Pale Ale.

His articles about spirits, cocktails and beer have appeared in The Whisky Advocate, Santé Magazine, and the Oregonian’s A&E magazine Ramsay was the first Curator for the Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Oregon, overseeing thousands of spirits including Scotch, American Whiskey, Cognac, Mezcal, Tequila & Rum. He was staff educator, events creator & whiskey class host at the Library.

Come and join the discussion and Q & A with Stuart located in the Whiskey tent over the weekend and learn all things whiskey!

Cornhole Tournament

Support The Boys & Girls Club and join the Cornhole Tournament Saturday, June 3rd

12pm Start Time, Deschutes County Fairgrounds

This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Bend is joining the BBQ, Blues & Whiskey Fest to add some fun and games to this festival at the Deschutes Country Fairgrounds.

The Club will be the beneficiary of all tournament proceeds, which go towards scholarships, maintaining operations, and other critical programs! Get ready to eat some firey barbecue and compete in this Summer Cornhole Tournament.

Round Robin competition, two brackets with prizes for top teams. $100 entry fee per team. Prize breakdown below.

Upper bracket: 

                First place            $400 cash

                Second place      $300 cash

                Third place          $150 cash

Lower bracket:

               First place            $200 cash

               Second place      $100 value with gift cards and goodies

               Third place          $50 value with gift cards and goodies

2023 Live Music

Friday's Music Lineup

Saturday's Music Lineup


All new list for 2023 - more details on what will be on tap coming soon!

Square Mile Ciders

Widmer Brothers Brewing

Kona Brewing Co

Elysian Brewing

10 Barrel Brewing Co

10 Barrel Brewing Wine

Golden Road Brewing

Meet the Brewers!

Friday June 2:

10 Barrel Brewer Shawn Kelso will be pouring from 4pm-6pm. He’s bringing a special German Style High Gravity Pale Lager called Weller Heller, as well as a refreshing Pilsner to quench your thirst. 

Saturday June 3:

10 Barrel Brewer Kevin Bonnet will be pouring from 1pm-3pm. He’s bringing a Vienna Lager called Sleeping Beauty, and he’ll also have a Prazise Kolsch for your tasting pleasure.  

Whiskey & Spirits

All new sips for 2023

Whistlepig Piggyback Rye Whiskey

With a mash bill of 100% Rye to capture a 100% bold, spice flavor profile. PiggyBack’s unique strength of precisely 96.56 proof is that optimal match in the strength-sweet-bitter cocktail triangle, making it a bartender’s dream.

Bull Run Oregon Single Malt Whiskey

Small batch, 100% Oregon Select Malted Barley and the pure, raw water from the Bull Run Watershed and barrel aged for a minimum of 5 years in New American charred oak. Ripe Fruit, almost brandy like nose underlined with grass and sage. The palate is of, but all malt showing off roasted grain and cereal qualities.

Broken Top Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Our Straight Bourbon Whiskey begins with a unique blend of American-grown corn, rye and barley for a sweeter and finer finish. Sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel and cream body with a rye spice finish

Crater Lake Reserve Rye Whiskey

Crater Lake Reserve Rye Whiskey is made with all American grown rye and aged three years in new American oak. Subtly sweet at the onset, rich notes of toffee give way to a distinct peppery finish. Its higher proof and pronounced rye flavor are the perfect match for complex cocktails or the serious whiskey enthusiast.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

An innovative approach to twice-barreled bourbon creates the rich and colorful flavor of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked. Uniquely matured in separate, charred oak barrels – the second barrel deeply toasted before a light charring – extracts rich notes of dark fruit, caramel, sharp honey marzipan and toasted oak.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Ancient buffalo carved paths through the wilderness that led American pioneers and explorers to new frontiers. One such trail led to the banks of the Kentucky River where Buffalo Trace Distillary has been making bourbon whiskey the same way for more than 200 years. In tribute to the mighty buffalo and the rugged, independent spirit of the pioneers who followed them, we created our signature Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This deep amber whiskey has complex aroma of vanilla, mint and molasses. Pleasantly sweet to the taste with notes of brown sufar and spice that give way to oak, toffee, dark fruit and anise. This whiskey finishes long and smooth with serious depth.

Oregon Spirit Distillers Straight American Bourbon Whiskey

Oregon Spirit Distillers Bourbon Whiskey is a four-grain bourbon made with corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley. This whiskey is made and aged for four years on site in Bend, Oregon. After four years of maturation in new American white oak barrels, the barrels are married and a touch of water is added to bring our whiskey to 94 proof. Oregon Spirit Distillers Bourbon stays true the sweet corn-on-the-cob nature of bourbon with a spicy cinnamon twist from the rye grain.

Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey

Peanut Butter and whiskey? Why the heck not?! This harmonious blend of seemingly disparate ingredients might seem a bit surprising, but it’s a whole lof of delicious. A little salty, a little sweet, a little savory, and always smooth, Skrewball is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before. It’s a perfect celebration of the unexpected, wild and wonderful in all of us.

2023 Restaurants

Lets get Saucy 'n Glazed! 

Bert’s Chuckwagon BBQ offers catering for all kinds of events. Our award-winning BBQ will certainly keep your guests happy with homemade sauces and family-made recipes. 
Serving pulled pork, chicken, thigh and jackfruit sandwiches with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and baked beans
When it comes to the art of barbecue, we take great pride in our work. We are proud to provide excellent customer service and top-quality BBQ, such as briskets, ribs, pulled pork, and more. Our talented private chefs at our food truck are dedicated to bringing you the rich flavors of every food item we provide. Our quality is evident in our ingredients’ freshness and the hard-working culinary efforts of our kitchen, which you are sure to notice right when you take the first bite. Based in Bend, OR
Our selection of tender smoked meats and tasty sides are sure to comfort your soul. Based in Madras, Oregon with a seasonal schedule serving Culver, Prineville, Warm Springs, Redmond and Bend. Call ahead to confirm our location, follow the scent of our woodfired smoker, and let us handle the rest. Catering is available for large groups and special events.

Not BBQ but still delicious!

Hand scooped, golden balls of deliciousness!
We use only the best ingredients and recipes for all of our dishes, serving our customers quality that they can taste in every single bite. Packed with flavor and cooked the way it would at home, you are sure to love everything about our affordable dishes.
Corndog Perfection. Delivering the world’s best hand-dipped, honey-drizzled corndogs.
Ice Cream of the Future! From classic favorites like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry to more adventurous options such as cookies and cream, mint chocolate, or even cotton candy, Dippin’ Dots offers a flavor for every palate.

Calling all BBQ Chefs!

Become a 2023 Restaurant Vendor


This third annual event is bringing the delicious BBQ style of cooking to Central Oregon.

Cooking over the fire adds distinct flavor and makes it the perfect activity to share food and fun during the heat of the summer. 

Calling all BBQ food trucks, carts and booths! Apply today to join us at the 2023 BBQ, Blues and Whiskey Festival.


The Outdoor Adventure Marketplace and Business Showcase

The Outdoor Adventure Marketplace will highlight local businesses that specialize in bringing fun and a sense of adventure into our daily lives including RV & motorcycle, camping, climbing, metal arts, survival, axe throwing, hunting & fishing, meat packing, and hot sauces just to name a few ~ From the backyard to the outback!

The Bend Business Showcase offers one-on-one face time with various industry professionals, allowing you to make more informed decisions when researching and seeking products and services for your lifestyle!

Title Sponsor


Presenting Sponsor

Windermere Real Estate

Thanks to all of our sponsors!

Crater Lake Spirits
Western Beverage
News Channel 21
101 North
Chevrolet of Bend
Republic Services
National Solar
Leaf Guard
Combined Communications
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
Source Weekly